Brokoli Salatası – A Tempting Turkish Broccoli Salad

From November, and right through into the colder months of winter, the stalls of Fethiye market and Çalış market are piled high with winter greens. And there is something oh-so-tempting about the sight of emerald green 'trees' of broccoli. We would never have written such a sentence a few years … [Read more...]

A Celebration Of Karadeniz Hamsi – Fresh Anchovies From The Black Sea

If we said the word 'anchovies' to you, what is the image that immediately springs to mind? For most people, it will likely be a jar of strong tasting, super salty fish fillets in olive oil. You love them (we do) or you hate them. These are the type of anchovies for pizza, for tapenade, for … [Read more...]

A Season In The Life Of The Pomegranate

In the months of May and June around the Fethiye area and beyond to places like Dalyan and Köyceğiz, a true wonder of nature begins to unfold... Pomegranate Trees - The Magic Of Nature Whilst holidaymakers and travellers are busy enjoying the sights and sounds of all that this corner of Turkey has … [Read more...]

Kahvaltılık Sos – The Best Homemade Ketchup

At this time of year, as the hot summer weather slowly becomes more autumnal, the stalls of the local markets are piled high with cheap plum tomatoes and huge red peppers. These are not the type of sweet, juicy tomatoes or crisp red peppers you use for your salads. No, this produce serves another … [Read more...]

Muhammara Recipe – A Tasty Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Have you ever tried muhammara? If not, you're missing out. Whilst it's not a regular feature on our meze table, when we do make it, we know we're in for a treat. Muhammara is one of those meze dishes that is to be savoured and relished. And the good news is, it's also easy to make. What Is … [Read more...]

Quick And Easy Smoked Trout And Sweet Potato Fish Cakes Recipe

What's not to love about homemade fish cakes? They've always been a regular in our house, usually if we have leftover fish from another meal. Fish cakes are perfect for using up those leftovers and creating another satisfying dish. However, recently something has changed. No longer are our fish … [Read more...]

Gavurdağı Salad – A Tomato & Walnut Salad Packed With Zing

Favourite Turkish salads: we love a çoban salad, a bulgur wheat salad like kısır never disappoints, chickpea salad fills a corner in the summer months. But if grilled meat is on the menu, there is one salad that is an absolute must: Gavurdağı Salatası. Gavurdağı Salad - A Tomato & Walnut Salad … [Read more...]

How To Make Çılbır – Turkish Poached Eggs On A Bed Of Garlic Yoghurt

Are you looking for a tasty recipe for poached eggs? There are lots of wonderfully creative ways in which Turkish cuisine uses eggs. Obviously, if you're having a full Turkish breakfast, they make an appearance on the table in some form or other. Turkish Poached Eggs - Çılbır For this recipe, … [Read more...]

How To Make Greek Frappé – A Refreshing Taste Of Summer

It's usually around mid-June when the time comes to start craving a mid-morning Greek-style frappe. When we linger over that first one of the year, that's when we know summer is here and we'll be drinking frappe most days until the end of September, at least. We love a Turkish coffee - but that's … [Read more...]

Mezgit Cafe, Fethiye – Seafood Street Food With A View

When Fethiye's new town square (Beşkaza Meydanı) and adjoining Uğur Mumcu Park were being built, that also meant a bit of a facelift for that stretch of the harbour, too. We got benches framed with vibrant bougainvillea, a feature bridge, new paving stones - and a row of little kiosks that would … [Read more...]